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Detail Tile from Peace Wall in Hamilton, New Zealand

Tile from Peace Wall in Hamilton, New Zealand


Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 1, 2016)

Here is one question from each of our three readings for this Sunday.

  1. Paul broke Jewish law when he spoke to the women in Philippi. What laws would you break to spread the gospel? (Acts 9:14) (First Reading: Acts 16:9-15)
  2. The City of God is perfectly safe, so its gates never close. How would such safety change your life? (Rev. 21:25) (Second Reading: Revelation 21:5,22 – 22:5)
  3. When you are troubled or afraid, what do you do to experience peace? (John 14:27) (Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29)

John 14:23-29

23Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

25 ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. 28You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

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Readings and artwork are from the online Revised Common Lectionary, a project of theVanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.